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  • Aesop’s Fables printed by William Caxton, 1484

    Printed book

    This book contains a life of Aesop and his numerous fables, translated and printed by William Caxton in 1484. Who was A...

  • Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis

    Printed book

    David Lindsay’s play Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis is a work of searing social satire, which is arguably the best exa...

  • Everyman, a morality play

    Printed book

    This is a rare copy of a famous morality play called The somonynge of every man, first written in the late medieval pe...

  • Holkham Bible Picture Book

    Manuscript

    Nothing else is quite like the Holkham Bible Picture Book. Produced in London during the early 14th century; it contains...

  • Photograph of a 2015 production of Everyman

    Photograph

    Everyman, a medieval morality play, was staged at the National Theatre in 2015 in an adaptation by the poet Carol Ann Du...

  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

    Manuscript

    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1345–1400) was enormously popular in medieval England, with over 90 copies ...

  • The Morall Fabillis

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains a copy of the The Morall Fabillis by Robert Henryson, a Scottish poet who died in around 1490. ...

  • The N-town Plays

    Manuscript

    What is a mystery cycle? The N-town Plays are one of the four complete surviving English medieval mystery cycles – colle...

  • The York Plays

    Manuscript

    The York Plays compirse one of the four complete surviving medieval play cycles sometimes known as ‘mystery cycles’. The...

  • Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains the earliest work of theatre criticism in English. The Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge is a tract...